Big Prawn / 大虾 / Udang Besar – 31/40 (1kg)

RM49.00

  • 30% glazing, contains roughly 21-28 prawns
  • Wild-caught prawns
  • Chewy and slightly sweet
  • Good for bone health and maintaining the health of our body’s cells
  • Contains selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin Bs, etc.

Note:

The numbers 31/40 refers to the number of prawns per kg under room-temperature where a smaller number would indicate larger-sized prawns. In this case, there would be 31-40 prawns per kg.

However, as with most seafood sold in the market, our prawns are glazed with a protective layer of ice. Glaze is an effective packaging aid for fish and seafood, to preserve the quality of the product. Packaging in a protective layer of ice minimises the risk of contact with the air and extends the durability of the product. This product has 30% glazing, as such it contains approximately 21-28 prawns.

3 in stock

SKU: 3800-0021-FT Category:

Description

Found in both fresh and saltwater areas, these big prawns are well-known for its delicious meat. Our big prawns are wild-caught prawns, meaning that they are caught from their natural habitats. In terms of taste and nutritional value, their quality is better than prawns that are farm-raised. When cooked properly, its meat should turn white. It also becomes chewy and slightly sweet when cooked well. Prawns contain vitamin Bs, iron, selenium, protein, copper, magnesium, and more.

Storage:

To be kept frozen

nCooking:

Can be grilled, fried, broiled, steamed, or sauteed.

What is the difference between Wild-caught Prawns and Farm-raised Prawns?

In terms of taste, wild-caught prawns are said to have better flavours compared to farm-rasied prawns. However, this difference usually isn’t that noticeable, but it’s drastic for food connoisseurs. When it comes to nutritional value, wild-caught prawns tend to have a more natural diet. Although farm-raised prawns can be as nutritious, they have more unnatural diets and are more likely to be exposed to chemicals. Wild-caught prawns also tend to be more expensive compared to farm-raised ones. However, it is said that some are more allergic/sensitive towards farm-raised prawns, so opting wild-caught prawns might be a better choice (If in doubt, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming).

What is the difference between shrimps and prawns?

Most would think that they are the same, but they actually have slight differences. Although prawns can be found in both freshwater and saltwater, they are mostly found in freshwater areas. Compared to shrimp, they are bigger and have a straight body. Shrimp, on the other hand, can also be found in both freshwater and saltwater, but they are more commonly found in saltwater areas. They also have a curled body.

What are the benefits of eating prawns?

Prawns are a good source of vitamin B which can help to replenish red blood cells. Moreover, it is rich in selenium, a mineral which has antioxidant properties that can maintain healthy cells. Eating prawns are also great for building strong bones as it contains magnesium, copper, and phosphorus.

Source for Information: The Spruce Eats, Seafarms, Marithyme Seafood